Supervisory Security Specialist, Gs-0080-15 (Mp)

Department Of Education Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties




This position is located in the Office of Finance and Operations, Office of Security, Facilities, and Logistics Services in Washington, DC. The Security, Facilities, and Logistics Services division participates in coordinating security, communications, transportation, and logistics requirements for the Department of Education.

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APPLICATION LIMIT: This vacancy announcement is limited to the first 50 applications received and will close at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on the day that we receive the 50th application, or at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on the listed closing date, whichever occurs first.

We encourage you to read this entire vacancy announcement prior to submitting your application.

As a Supervisory Security Specialist, GS-0080-15, you will be responsible for:

  • Serving as the Supervisory Security Specialist/Protection detail lead and assisting in the coordination of all security arrangements with the Director.

  • Assisting the Director to develop and plan a full range of programs and functions of the security support function.

  • Serving as a Department expert in security and related management support areas to include a continuing assessment of security vulnerabilities and ensuring internal management controls and pertinent security measures are in place.

  • Coordinating with appropriate offices/agencies to ensure that all telecommunications systems are in place to include constant secure telephone services and other electronic communication systems with the Department of Education and the White House.

  • Assisting in the oversight of the physical security of official government vehicles assigned to the Department of Education, the sweeping and surveying of travel routes used, and operation of such vehicles in a safe, secure, and efficient manner.

  • Serving as a senior security liaison, and working closely with investigative, intelligence, counterintelligence, and security personnel in other law enforcement agencies and organizations.

Travel Required

76% or greater - Frequent Travel required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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0080 Security Administration

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • Relocation will not be paid.

  • Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.

  • You may be subject to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Must obtain and maintain Top Secret Security Clearance.

  • Subject to agency random drug testing program.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

If you are a current federal employee, you must meet all time-in-grade and time-after competitive appointment qualifications within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement. To verify that you meet these requirements, we will review your responses to the core eligibility questions on the occupational questionnaire, as well as your submitted resume and required documents. To make an accurate determination, you will need to include on your resume your federal position title, pay plan, occupational series, grade level, agency, dates for which you held the grade level (stated as MM/YYYY to MM/YYYY, OR MM/YYYY to PRESENT), and total hours worked per week.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social).


Specialized Experience for the Supervisory Security Specialist, GS-0080-15

One year of experience equivalent to the GS-14 performing all three (3) of the following duties or work assignments:

  • Experience providing security for a federal executive department head or equivalent within the United States and overseas, as well as during periods of heightened threats that would require continuous protection.

  • Experience in the development and planning for the overall security protection of federal executive department head or equivalent as well as liaison activities with other federal partners in doing so; and

  • Experience performing protection advance activities and investigating threats to a federal executive department head or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

The quality of your experience will be measured by the extent to which you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide separate narrative responses to these KSAs, as they will be measured by your responses to the occupational questionnaire (you may preview the occupational questionnaire by clicking the link at the end of the Evaluations section of this vacancy announcement).

  • Ability to plan, prepare and coordinate administrative, communications, transportation, security, and other logistical requirements for key agency officials and supervise subordinate staff.

2.Knowledge of personal security processes, methods, techniques, and systems involving threat assessment and vulnerability identification.

3.Knowledge of security program interrelationships sufficient to coordinate and serve as a liaison with appropriate offices/agencies.

4.Knowledge of a wide range of security concepts, principles, and practices to manage a federal agency protective program and provide recommendations to complex security issues.

5.Knowledge of security policy requirements to function as a technical authority in assignments requiring new theories and developments.

Other Significant Conditions of Employment:

  • The incumbent must meet the requirements for application for Special Deputation from the U.S. Marshals Service to include complete of a basic law enforcement training program and must have had law enforcement experience of at least one year.

  • The duties and responsibilities of this position require the incumbent to use firearms or ammunition or other duties, activities, or responsibilities covered by the Gun Control Act (Title 18, USC 922). Any person who has been convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence is not eligible for this position.


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Supervisory Security Specialist, Gs-0080-15 (Mp)

Department Of Education